Iowa Colleges Statistics

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2023 Iowa Colleges Statistics

In Iowa State, there are 76 Iowa Colleges - 19 public and 57 private schools. Among them, 74 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 30 schools have graduate programs. 54 Iowa Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities in Iowa.
Total 203,770 students are attending Iowa Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.89 to 1. The 2023 average tuition & fees at Iowa Colleges is $6,426 for Iowa residents and $22,211 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $11,845 for Iowa residents and $14,142 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for Iowa Colleges.
Iowa Colleges Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools76 schools
By Types19 public, 57 private
By Levels38 four(4) years
36 two but less than four years
2 less than two(2) years
By Categories6 National Universities
7 Liberal Arts Colleges
36 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$6,426 Iowa residents
$22,211 out-of-state
Graduate$11,845 Iowa residents
$14,142 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$12,632
Student Population203,770
Undergraduate175,866
Graduate27,904
Acceptance Rate78.81%
Test Scores1,131 SAT, 23 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio12.89 to 1

Iowa Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The following table lists Iowa Colleges ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the Iowa college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2022-2023 Iowa Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Grinnell College
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Private, 4-yearsGrinnell, IA
$61,480 $43,476 1,75911% 1,480 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
2 Drake University
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Private, 4-yearsDes Moines, IA
$47,742 $29,576 4,68567% 1,270 SAT
28 ACT
10 to 1
3 Simpson College
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Private, 4-yearsIndianola, IA
$45,108 $33,371 1,15189% -
31 ACT
10 to 1
4 Luther College
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Private, 4-yearsDecorah, IA
$48,160 $35,965 1,61075% 1,205 SAT
26 ACT
11 to 1
5 Iowa State University
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Public, 4-yearsAmes, IA
$26,617
($10,133)
$9,461 29,96990% 1,220 SAT
24 ACT
18 to 1
6 Wartburg College
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Private, 4-yearsWaverly, IA
$49,190 $36,141 1,44497% 1,060 SAT
22 ACT
13 to 1
7 William Penn University
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Private, 4-yearsOskaloosa, IA
$27,800 $19,952 1,47358% 950 SAT
18 ACT
18 to 1
8 Maharishi International University
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Private, 4-yearsFairfield, IA
$16,530 $8,518 2,67394% - 13 to 1
9 University of Iowa
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Public, 4-yearsIowa City, IA
$32,316
($10,353)
$10,058 30,01586% 1,230 SAT
25 ACT
16 to 1
10 Upper Iowa University
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Private, 4-yearsFayette, IA
$33,639 $12,470 3,07254% 970 SAT
21 ACT
13 to 1
11 Mount Mercy University
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Private, 4-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$37,606 $22,913 1,52675% -
21 ACT
13 to 1
12 University of Dubuque
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Private, 4-yearsDubuque, IA
$38,526 $26,780 1,77685% - 9 to 1
13 Graceland University-Lamoni
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Private, 4-yearsLamoni, IA
$31,970 $26,181 1,23774% - 13 to 1
14 University of Northern Iowa
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Public, 4-yearsCedar Falls, IA
$20,565
($9,411)
$7,433 8,94595% 1,150 SAT
22 ACT
17 to 1
15 Coe College
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Private, 4-yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$50,664 $40,121 1,264- - 10 to 1
16 Morningside University
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Private, 4-yearsSioux City, IA
$36,610 $23,591 2,24971% - 13 to 1
17 Saint Ambrose University
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Private, 4-yearsDavenport, IA
$34,570 $22,910 2,74774% 1,100 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
18 Central College
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Private, 4-yearsPella, IA
$19,800 $10,764 1,16979% 1,100 SAT
22 ACT
13 to 1
19 Cornell College
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Private, 4-yearsMount Vernon, IA
$49,158 $35,483 1,07379% 1,260 SAT
26 ACT
13 to 1
- E Q School of Hair Design
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Private, 2-4 yearsCouncil Bluffs, IA
$18,800 $5,226 30- - 8 to 1
- UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$4,000 $3,398 19- - 10 to 1
- Western Iowa Tech Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSioux City, IA
$4,946
($4,922)
$5,263 5,150- - 13 to 1
- Ellsworth Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsIowa Falls, IA
$6,192
($5,184)
$8,814 718- - 15 to 1
- Briar Cliff University
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Private, 4-yearsSioux City, IA
$34,095 $25,469 927- - 12 to 1
- Kirkwood Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$7,604
($5,700)
$6,187 12,406- - 19 to 1
- Aveda Institute-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsWest Des Moines, IA
$21,100 $4,369 180- - 15 to 1
- PCI Academy-Ames
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Private, 2-4 yearsAmes, IA
$26,988 $5,445 126- - 15 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
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Private, 2-4 yearsSioux City, IA
$19,756 $6,548 13- - 3 to 1
- Iowa Lakes Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsEstherville, IA
$7,452
($7,004)
$6,170 1,960- - 14 to 1
- The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$16,900 $5,053 94- - 24 to 1
- North Iowa Area Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMason City, IA
$8,884
($6,196)
$6,284 2,479- - 21 to 1
- Allen College
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Private, 4-yearsWaterloo, IA
$20,008 $4,566 497- - 9 to 1
- Carlson College of Massage Therapy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsAnamosa, IA
$9,500 $4,620 32- - 7 to 1
- Grand View University
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Private, 4-yearsDes Moines, IA
$32,158 $19,536 1,82798% - 12 to 1
- Palmer College of Chiropractic
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Private, 4-yearsDavenport, IA
$11,085 $8,015 2,178- - 6 to 1
- Clarke University
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Private, 4-yearsDubuque, IA
$38,060 $24,206 96585% 1,070 SAT
20 ACT
9 to 1
- Loras College
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Private, 4-yearsDubuque, IA
$36,570 $23,265 1,31990% - 12 to 1
- Capri College-Davenport
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Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$18,580 $3,702 146- - 13 to 1
- Iowa Central Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsFort Dodge, IA
$7,398
($5,196)
$6,561 5,058- - 19 to 1
- Wartburg Theological Seminary
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Private, 4-yearsDubuque, IA
- - 186- - -
- Iowa Western Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCouncil Bluffs, IA
$6,690
($6,540)
$5,427 5,342- - 19 to 1
- Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
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Private, 2-4 yearsSpirit Lake, IA
$13,450 $6,269 19- - 10 to 1
- Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
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Private, 4-yearsDes Moines, IA
- - 1,527- - -
- La James International College-Ft Dodge
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Private, 2-4 yearsFort Dodge, IA
$19,286 $7,530 21- - 11 to 1
- Southwestern Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCreston, IA
$6,540
($6,330)
$6,045 1,581- - 17 to 1
- Indian Hills Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsOttumwa, IA
$6,120
($4,680)
$7,448 3,361- - 15 to 1
- Dordt University
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Private, 4-yearsSioux Center, IA
$34,600 $20,118 1,86188% 1,150 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
- Iowa Wesleyan University
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Private, 4-yearsMount Pleasant, IA
$34,700 $25,639 87181% 910 SAT
20 ACT
13 to 1
- Ross College-Davenport
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Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$16,297 $7,385 28- - 8 to 1
- Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
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Private, 4-yearsAnkeny, IA
$18,740 $13,012 44852% 1,090 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
- Northwest Iowa Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSheldon, IA
$7,170
($6,870)
$4,825 1,811- - 15 to 1
- Capri College-Cedar Rapids
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$18,580 $4,433 142- - 12 to 1
- La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
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Private, 2-4 yearsMason City, IA
$19,650 $7,798 59- - 7 to 1
- Southeastern Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWest Burlington, IA
$6,360
($6,210)
$3,454 2,476- - 12 to 1
- American Hair Academy
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Private, 2-4 yearsMt. Pleasant, IA
$17,590 $6,968 20- - 10 to 1
- La James International College-Davenport
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Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$19,286 $6,381 96- - 24 to 1
- Waldorf University
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Private, 4-yearsForest City, IA
$24,526 $7,445 2,76374% - 24 to 1
- Divine Word College
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Private, 4-yearsEpworth, IA
$14,620 $18,173 68- - 6 to 1
- Mercy College of Health Sciences
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Private, 4-yearsDes Moines, IA
$19,087 $7,608 91197% - 8 to 1
- Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$4,255 $5,413 22- - 11 to 1
- Eastern Iowa Community College District
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Public, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$6,096
($4,488)
$4,628 7,145- - 20 to 1
- Northeast Iowa Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCalmar, IA
$6,990
($6,270)
$6,087 4,355- - 15 to 1
- Capri College-Dubuque
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Private, 2-4 yearsDubuque, IA
$18,580 $4,496 175- - 11 to 1
- La James International College-Johnston
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Private, 2-4 yearsJohnston, IA
$19,286 $6,836 57- - 14 to 1
- Hawkeye Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWaterloo, IA
$6,583
($6,090)
$4,734 4,787- - 15 to 1
- St Luke's College
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Private, 4-yearsSioux City, IA
$20,940 $7,098 19680% -
16 ACT
6 to 1
- Des Moines Area Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsAnkeny, IA
$10,680
($5,340)
$4,182 21,637- - 19 to 1
- Marshalltown Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMarshalltown, IA
$5,688
($5,184)
$7,636 1,707- - 17 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$19,756 $4,672 77- - 6 to 1
- Emmaus Bible College
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Private, 4-yearsDubuque, IA
$19,800 $14,955 206100% -
21 ACT
7 to 1
- Northwestern College
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Private, 4-yearsOrange City, IA
$34,250 $23,129 1,65187% - 15 to 1
- Buena Vista University
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Private, 4-yearsStorm Lake, IA
$38,644 $20,292 1,97377% 1,020 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
- La James International College-Cedar Falls
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$11,120 $6,333 39- - 13 to 1
- Orion Technical College
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Private, 4-yearsDavenport, IA
$15,600 $4,190 75- - 11 to 1
Average$22,211
($6,426)
$12,632 203,77078.81% 1,131 SAT 12.89 to 1
*Iowa college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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Iowa Best Colleges

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1. Grinnell CollegePrivate, 4-yearsGrinnell, IA

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2. Drake UniversityPrivate, 4-yearsDes Moines, IA

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3. Iowa State UniversityPublic, 4-yearsAmes, IA

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4. Luther CollegePrivate, 4-yearsDecorah, IA

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5. University of IowaPublic, 4-yearsIowa City, IA

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6. Simpson CollegePrivate, 4-yearsIndianola, IA

All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023